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Rapier-powered Mig 21 PFM/bis by Steve Bage
Another marvellous design for Rapier power from Steve Bage and a subject that I think will prove very popular, particularly in view of the large amount of attractive
colour schemes that can be applied to it. If you go to the www.airliners.net search page and type in Mig 21 you will find a whole heap of
Here is a another good reference for Mig colour
schemes (complete with Humbrol paint matches):
The addition of the Mig-21 bis version to the plan gives the opportunity to do an Indian or Finnish Air Force scheme, should you wish to.
Lovely workmanship evident in this bare bones shot.
It looks pretty good finished too! Steve chose an Egyptian Air Force scheme for his. I think all the various lumps and bumps on the model really bring it to life.
Steve reports that the model flies steadily on a 110mN L2, and zooms around in
spectacular fashion on a low end LT-HP. What it will go like with a 250 Mn
HP motor in is anybodies guess. The long sharp nose cone apparently makes a very
effective ground spike should the model perform a vertical 'landing'.
These photos shows the removable ventral fin, which sits right in the path of the jet exhaust, hence needs to be covered in aluminium foil for protection. It can be
easily replaced if necessary, should the heat protection fail!
To read and print the pdf file you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which
is a free download from www.adobe.com
Steve drew the original plan on A3 sheets, and if your printer can cope with the larger
paper size, this would be the recommended route. He has also managed to split up the plan to fit on A4 sheets for those of us can only use small paper sizes.
The plan should print off full size if you set your printer settings to A4 paper, even if it has got different
sized paper in the printer. If in doubt, check against the 100 mm scales on the plan sheets.
here to download pdf file for A3 paper (1.25 MB)
here to download pdf file for A4 paper (1.72 MB)